Gestational Diabetes Lawsuit
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy. Just like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how your cells use sugar. Gestational diabetes causes high blood sugar. As a result, the health of the baby might be affected. When gestational diabetes develops, it is much different than an already diabetic person during pregnancy. A patient with gestational diabetes needs more evaluation and treatments during the pregnancy process. Similar to any other diabetes, gestational diabetes can be managed with a proper diet. Any patient with gestational diabetes needs to monitor and control diabetes during pregnancy carefully. One of the impacts of gestational diabetes is having a larger than average baby, called macrosomia.
When delivering a larger than average baby, the chances of an injury significantly increase. Shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injury are the most common types of injuries that happen when delivering a large baby. Therefore, when gestational diabetes is diagnosed, the doctor and the patient need to consider having a cesarean section delivery.
If you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes and your child have sustained an injury during birth, it could be the result of medical malpractice or negligence. Contact an attorney today to have your case evaluated. CALL US ANYTIME (877)776-9558 or fill out a consultation form here to start the process.